Manufacturing sector

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Food producers and retailers lobby to delay UK household recycling reforms
Firms are due to share cost of recycling waste from April but say it will add £1.7bn to food bills

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

01, Jun, 2023 @11:01 AM

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Plastic containers still distributed across the US are a potential health disaster
The Environmental Protection Agency is suing the manufacturer, even as the company continues to make and sell its toxic products

Tom Perkins

01, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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London IPO of soda ash firm could net Turkish billionaire’s family £650m
Ciner Group announces plans for 10% flotation of shares in WE Soda that may be big enough to propel company into FTSE 100

Rupert Neate

31, May, 2023 @6:28 PM

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Static buildup: Hull’s caravan makers enjoy a British holiday boom
Hull has a strong claim to being the centre of the UK mobile home industry, but while the pandemic boosted sales, there are now fears of a glut

Jasper Jolly

27, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Brexit wrecked UK car industry, but so have the Tories | Phillip Inman
As carmakers warn that London must renegotiate its deal with Brussels, a lack of government policy is also plaguing the sector

Phillip Inman

20, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Jaguar Land Rover owner offered £500m in subsidies to build battery plant in UK
Incentive from Jeremy Hunt comes only days after three carmakers issued Brexit rules warning

Mark Sweney and Jasper Jolly

19, May, 2023 @1:32 PM

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Youth review – heart-stopping stories in China’s sweatshop capital
Wang Bing’s moving documentary follows young workers as they laugh, fight and question their bosses while undertaking a season of brutally hard work

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2023 @4:02 PM

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Hunt says government to open immigration for key sectors, but only in ‘short term’ – as it happened
Jeremy Hunt says the government can open borders for care homes and construction workers that are facing worker shortages

Kalyeena Makortoff

17, May, 2023 @2:07 PM

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The Guardian view on Britain’s industrial strategy: where is it? | Editorial
Editorial: Without one, the country risks missing out on the opportunities offered by the green transition and new technologies


14, May, 2023 @5:25 PM

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The UK has a PR plan masquerading as an industrial strategy
Britain says it has no need for Biden-style green subsidies as it has a thriving renewables sector. The complacency is staggering

Larry Elliott

14, May, 2023 @9:35 AM

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Lack of plan for green industry risks UK ‘falling behind’, top government adviser warns
Influential economist Andy Haldane says dearth of coherent strategy means Britain isn’t in the new ‘arms race’ to reindustrialise

Richard Partington

09, May, 2023 @5:16 PM

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UK must renew industrial strategy and stop ‘flip flopping’, say manufacturers
Make UK warns British firms risk losing out, as Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act sucks up investment

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

08, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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